2022 Annual Meeting

Thank you to everyone that attended our 2022 Annual Meeting in Asbury Park, NJ!

When:November 15-16, 2022
Where:The House of Independents
572 Cookman Ave
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Meeting schedule:Schedule at a glance
Meeting Program & Abstract Book
Meeting registration:Registration was $135 and included:
1 fabulous keynote speaker
2 days of stimulating scientific presentations
3 hours of live music during and after dinner
4 hours of the Langosta Lounge’s famous mini tacos and churros bar for dinner
4 hours of open play at Silverball Retro Arcade and Museum
Unlimited chances to interact with colleagues
Hotel information:The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

Student Awards

The MAC AFS Chapter always encourages students to present their research at meetings and we had a number of students present oral presentations and posters at our meeting. Our MAC judges have evaluated the scores and we are happy to announce our student presentation winners.

Lauren Cook won best student oral presentation for – Is fish “blue” carbon actually “brown”? Initial laboratory-based approaches in quantifying fish metabolic waste products for a highly abundant, commercially harvested North Atlantic forage fish, Atlantic menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus).

Isolde Gerosa won best student poster presentation for – Impact of Rising Sea Surface Temperature on Length Frequency Distribution in Gobiosoma ginsburgi Over a 16 Year Time Period.

To learn more about their projects, visit the Student Awards page.

Keynote Speaker

We are excited to announce our keynote speaker, Dr. Nicola S. Smith. Dr. Smith is a Liber Ero Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, University of British Columbia, Canada, and an Associate Editor for NeoBiota, a peer-reviewed, open access, online journal on biological invasions. She will be speaking to us about climate change effects on marine invasive species globally.

Visit the Keynote Speaker page to learn more about Dr. Smith and what she will be discussing.

Silent Auction

Every year we hold a silent auction to support our student members and the Hutton Junior Fisheries Biologist Program. Thank you to everyone that donated.

Our Sponsors

This meeting couldn’t happen without the support of generous sponsors. Thanks to them, students and professionals have the opportunity to discuss cutting-edge science, new policy perspectives, success stories, and challenges facing the Mid-Atlantic region.
For more details about becoming a sponsor, visit our sponsorship page.

Full Sponsors – Donations of $1000 or more

Supporting Sponsors – Donations of $500 to $999

Contributing Sponsors – Donations of $250 to $499

Sponsors – Donations of $10 to $249